[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu spotting

Thomas Ibbotson thomas.ibbotson at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 21:45:00 GMT 2008

While wandering down one of the corridors near my lab the other day, one 
of the lab doors was open, revealing a monitor with the Ubuntu login 
screen peering out into the world. It made me smile at least. Quite a 
while ago we were giving our end of 1st year presentations and one guy 
plugged his laptop into the projector to reveal an ubuntu desktop. (If 
only I could get my dual monitor set up working smoothly...)


Josh Blacker wrote:
> Alan Pope wrote:
>> I'm thinking about starting a new sport called Ubuntu Spotting. Using your 
>> keen eye, look out for indications of Ubuntu use in every day life. Points 
>> are awarded for spotting:-
>> * Machines running Ubuntu
>> * Articles about Ubuntu in mainstream press
>> * Official Ubuntu "shipit" CDs
>> * Overhearing people talking about Ubuntu
>> * Spotting references to Ubuntu on other peoples computers
>> * (suggestions?)
>> Of course points can only be awarded if you happened upon these things, and 
>> not if you personally influenced their use or placement. I guess many of us 
>> play this game subconciously really, but I think we should be more active in 
>> this sport, and promote its play.
>> I had one of these today..
>> I got called into a workshop style meeting at $work where a representative 
>> from $large_software_vendor came in to talk about their $fantastic_product. 
>> He put up his laptop PC on the projector and in amongst the mess of icons on 
>> his Windows XP desktop I spotted an Ubuntu ISO image.
>> Probably not worth many points in this game, but still, a spot is a spot!
>> "Have you spotted today?"
>> Cheers,
>> Al.
> Can we get half-points for general linux spots? I've seen an eee around 
> uni somewhere, not sure if it was just running xandros or not.
> Josh

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